Okayama, Japan, September 1, 2005 – African champions Kenya beat Algeria in straight sets in an All-African encounter Tuesday afternoon for their first victory at the 2015 FIVB Women’s World Cup.
The Kenyan women took the 25-14, 25-11 and 25-11 win in a repeat of the African Championship final in June to snap their seven-match losing streak at this World Cup while Algeria have yet to win a set in eight matches.
Mercy Moim received the Most Impressive Player award after having 14 kills, three aces and one block to lead Kenya with 18 points and Ruth Jepngetich added 13 points. Nawel Hammouche led Algeria with 10 points.
It was tied at 11-all in the third set, but Kenya ran off 14 points in a row to wrap up the match. Kenya outblocked Algeria 14-4 and outserved them 9-2.